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Anybody good at authenticating signatures?
Old 01-13-2018, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default Anybody good at authenticating signatures?

What do you think of these? Supposedly brought back by a WW2 army doctor.















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Old 01-13-2018, 11:33 PM   #2
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Holy crap did those cell phone pics come out huge....
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:47 PM   #3
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Hopefully these are better.







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Old 01-14-2018, 02:12 AM   #4
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The text: "Heldengedenktag - Berlin - Neue Wache - Unter den Linden.

The signatures I can identify: Hitler, Keitel, E. Milch, Himmler, ?

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Old 01-14-2018, 02:17 AM   #5
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The last signature is (Großadmiral) Raeder

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Old 01-14-2018, 07:10 AM   #6
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When I see things like this I always ask what is the likelihood that all those personalities were available and ready & willing to sign a piece of card/paper at the same time beginning with AH and then I wonder how convenient it is that they have all signed in a vertical line so that a photo (which looks postwar but I know nothing about photos so can not comment beyond a gut feeling) can be attached later.
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My first thought also was what be the likelihood of them being together at one time to sign this, but then when I took close up pictures and enlarged them, you can see smears and smudges in the ink. I'm at a loss for an explanation Perhaps someone here can sort this out.
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:59 AM   #8
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Makes sense for these personalities to be present at one place/time for Heroes Memorial Day as senior leadership reps for Army, Navy, Air Force, SS, Armed Forces as a whole. Signatures tie to people in the photo. I am no expert but signatures look good to my eye. One would likely have had to have been a senior or prestigious person to get these signatures in what have been a busy day.

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Old 01-16-2018, 04:57 PM   #9
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You would be well advised to throw this into the furnace - it's absolutely fake. The Himmler is especially embarrassing...
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:39 AM   #10
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I agree with Bill.
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